Remote Sensing for Environment and Sustainability Lab
The Remote sensIng for envirOnment and Sustainability (RIOS) laboratory is headed by Dr. G. Moser at the Savona Campus of the University of Genoa and framed within the Methods and Systems for Signal Processing and Recognition operational unit of the Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN).
The research activity of the lab focuses on the development of advanced pattern recognition and image analysis methods for information extraction from satellite or aerial remote sensing data, in applications to environment, sustainability, and renewable energies.
The main methodological research topics are:
- Remote sensing image classification
- Bio/geophysical parameter estimation from remote sensing data
- Multitemporal remote sensing image analysis
Technology transfer is also a primary goal. The developed algorithms are designed so that they are easy to use at the end-user level, in spite of the complexity of the image processing and pattern recognition methodologies behind. Strong focus is devoted to accuracy, reliability, computational efficiency, and compliance with the requirements of real-world applications.
Associate Professor of Telecommunications
RIOS Lab Head
Gabriele Moser received the Laurea (M.Sc. equivalent) degree in telecommunications engineering and the Ph.D. degree in space sciences and engineering from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. Since 2014, he has been an Associate Professor of Telecommunications with the University of Genoa. His research activity is focused on pattern recognition and image processing methodologies for remote sensing and energy applications. He is author or co-author or more than 180 papers in international scientific journals, conference proceedings, and edited books. Since 2001, he has been cooperated with the Image Processing and Pattern Recognition for Remote Sensing (IPRS) Lab, University of Genoa. He has been the head of the RIOS Lab since 2013.
In 2004, he was a Visiting Student with the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Sophia Antipolis, France, Ariana research team. In 2016, he was Visiting Professor at the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, DYNAFOR Lab, France. He has been an External Collaborator at INRIA, Ayin research team, from 2012 to 2016.
He was an Area Editor of Pattern Recognition Letters (PRL) from 2015 to 2018 and has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters since 2008. He was an Associate Editor of PRL from 2011 to 2015, and a Guest Editor of the 2015 special issue of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine.
He coordinated the Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee (IADF TC) of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, as Chair from 2013 to 2015 and as Co-Chair from 2015 to 2017. He was Publication Co-Chair and Theme Coordinator of all invited sessions of the 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2015). He was Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE/ISPRS "EarthVision 2015 - Looking from above: When Earth observation meets vision" workshop at CVPR 2015 and Co-Organizer of the IEEE/ISPRS "EarthVision 2017 - Large scale computer vision for remote sensing imagery" at CVPR 2017.
He received the Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing, the Interactive Symposium Paper Award at IEEE IGARSS 2016, and the "Alessandro e Rinaldo Viviani 2002" master thesis award issued by the Italian Electrical and Electronic Association. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Sebastiano B. Serpico
Full Professor of Telecommunications
Sebastiano B. Serpico received the Laurea (M.S.) degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the University of Genoa, Italy. He is currently a Full professor of Telecommunications with the Polytechnic School of the University of Genoa. He is also the Head of the IPRS Lab at DITEN. His current research interests include pattern recognition for remote sensing images and biomedical images.
He is also the Chairman of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Information and Communication Technologies. He has been the Project Manager of numerous research projects and an Evaluator of project proposals for various programs of the European Union, the Italian Space Agency, and the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. He has authored or coauthored over 200 scientific articles published in journals and conference proceedings. He received the Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS). He was a Guest Editor of two special issues of TGARS regarding the analysis of hyperspectral image data (July 2001 issue) and recent advances in techniques for analysis of remotely sensed data (March 2005), and of a special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on remote sensing of natural disasters. From 1998 to 2002, he was the Chairman of the SPIE/EUROPTO series of conferences on signal and image processing for remote sensing. He was the Co-Chair of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium in 2015 (Milan, Italy, 2015). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Andrea De Giorgi
Postdoctoral research fellow
Andrea De Giorgi received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 2012, where he received his Ph.D. in telecommunications and electronic engineering in 2017. His research interests span aspects of signal and image processing and pattern recognition for remote sensing and industrial applications. His activity has been in collaboration with CIMA Foundation and with the Acoustics, Antenna Arrays, and Underwater Signals Lab of DITEN.
Former Ph.D. Student
Ihsen Hedhli received the Bachelor's degree in engineering and the Master's degree in signal and image processing from the Ecole Nationale des Sciences de l'Informatique, Tunis, Tunisia, in 2011, and his Ph.D. in monitoring of systems and environmental risk management in 2016 from the University of Genoa and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, under a cotutelle program and in collaboration with INRIA. His main research interests include multimodal image processing and Markov random field techniques.
A Few Projects
- ESA CCI+ HRLC, Climate change initiative extension Phase 1 - New essential climate variables - High resolution land cover, funded by the European Space Agency, jointly conducted by IPRS and RIOS labs, 2018-2021. Project coordinator: Prof. L. Bruzzone, University of Trento (Italy). Local coordinator for the University of Genoa: Dr. G. Moser
- TIAMO, IoT technologies for the marine environment, jointly conducted by IPRS and RIOS labs, funded by the Liguria Region (European Regional Development Fund, ERDF), 2018-2020. Project coordinator: SITEM S.r.l., Genoa. Local coordinator for the University of Genoa: Dr. G. Moser
- CEOS-DRM, Committee on Earth Observation Satellites - Disaster risk management, funded by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), 2018-2019. Project coordinator: CIMA Foundation, Savona. Local coordinator for the University of Genoa: Dr. G. Moser
- ENDORSE, Energy downstream services - Providing energy components for GMES, funded by the European Commission (Fp7), jointly conducted by IPRS and RIOS labs, 2011-2013. Project coordinator: Prof. L. Wald, Mines ParisTech - Armines (France). Local coordinator for the University of Genoa: Prof. S. B. Serpico
- PRA-2010, Remote sensing image analysis for environmental risk management and renewable energy production, funded by the University of Genoa, 2011. Project coordinator: Dr. G. Moser
- PRA-2012, Remote sensing image analysis for environmental risk management and renewable energy production (follow-up of PRA-2010), funded by the University of Genoa, jointly conducted by RIOS and the Numerical Image Processing (NUMIP) Lab of DITEN, 2013-2014. Project coordinator: Dr. G. Moser
- OPERA, Civil protection from floods, funded by the Italian Space Agency in cooperation with the Italian Department of Civil Protection, 2007-2010. The permanent scientists of the DITEN department of the University of Genoa involved in OPERA are currently with the IPRS, RIOS, and NUMIP labs. Project coordinator: COS(OT) Consortium, Savona Campus. Local coordinator for the University of Genoa: Prof. S. B. Serpico
- PROSCENIO Program, funded by the Italian Department for Civil Protection, 2005-2008. The permanent scientists of the DITEN department of the University of Genoa involved in PROSCENIO are currently with the IPRS and RIOS labs. Project coordinator: Prof. F. Siccardi, CIMA Foundation. Local coordinator for the University of Genoa: Prof. S. B. Serpico
- PRA-2013, Fault detection and classification in energy generation systems based on solid oxide fuel cells, funded by the University of Genoa, 2014-2015. Project coordinator: Prof. P. Costamagna (University of Genoa).
- URBIS, Urban land recycling information services for sustainable cities, funded by EC (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program) and jointly conducted by IPRS and RIOS, 2014-2017. Project coordinator: GISAT S.R.O., Prague, Czech Republic. Local coordinator for the University of Genoa: Prof. S. B. Serpico
- PRA-2014, Fault analysis in generative SOFC systems: interactions among plant components and automatic fault diagnosis through non-model based approaches and random forest classifiers, funded by the University of Genoa, Project coordinator: Prof. P. Costamagna
International Scientific Collaborations
- Prof. Mihai Datcu, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, German Aerospace Center), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
- Prof. Josiane Zerubia, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Sophia Antipolis, France
- Prof. Jon A. Benediktsson, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Prof. Gregoire Mercier, Telecom Bretagne - Institut Mines-Telecom, Brest, France
- Prof. William Emery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
- Dr. Peijun Li, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China
- Prof. Torbjorn Eltoft and Dr. Stian N. Anfinsen, University of Tromso, Norway
- Prof. Jacqueline Le Moigne, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
- Dr. Devis Tuia,
Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), and University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Dr. Fabio Pacifici, DigitalGlobe Inc., Longmont, CO, USA
- Dr. Mathieu Fauvel, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Toulouse (ENSAT), France
- Dr. Matthew D. Cross, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Dr. Moser is currently the teacher of three courses at the Savona Campus:
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Dr. Gabriele Moser
Savona University Campus, Via Magliotto 2, 17100 Savona, Italy
Phone: +39 019 219 45135
Fax: +39 010 353 2134